Logistics Manager jobs
The role of a Logistics Manager can encompass a variety of tasks, depending on the nature of the business and the particular responsibilities of the job.
As a Logistics Manager, you may be overseeing charges such as warehousing, transport, compliance, process standardisation and inventory control - or a combination of different elements of the supply chain.
In any case, the job plays a key part in business success and you will be responsible for keeping costs down, sticking to agreed schedules and helping ensure client satisfaction - both internally and externally.
Of course, every Logistics Manager job is different, but typical tasks include developing processes, implementing strategies for best practice and seeking ways to make improvements. You will also need to report on key performance indicators and deal with any issues that may arise in your areas of responsibility.
The skills required
Successful candidates will usually have a minimum of three to four years Warehousing or Transport Management experience. Communication, organisation and negotiation skills are all essential and a good understanding of the various technologies, computer software and systems used within the industry is a must.
Those applying for jobs as Logistics Managers should also be excellent leaders, able to delegate tasks effectively and comfortable reporting and presenting to stakeholders, employees and clients.
Logistics Manager Jobs in Maidstone
The county town of Kent, Maidstone is situated on the River Medway and is just over 30 miles south-east of London. A bustling town with plenty of history and pretty public gardens, Maidstone is also an excellent option for those seeking Logistics Manager positions.
Archaeological evidence suggests that the area around Maidstone has been occupied since the Neolithic era, while the Romans and Normans also had settlements here. For much of the town's history, its economy relied on the river, which powered mills and served as a trade route.
By the 18th century, Maidstone had built up a number of industries, including stone quarrying, brewing and cloth making. Paper was also manufactured here and a technique for making wove paper was developed by James Whatman in 1740.
Today, Maidstone is a thriving community with plenty of retail space, restaurants and accommodation. It's also home to a number of large companies, such as KEF, which makes loudspeakers on the site of what was once a metalworking facility.
Maidstone is home to one of the largest office centres in the country. A significant amount of paper and package making is still carried out here and Aylesford is the largest paper recycling facility in Europe - it also manufactures newsprint.
In recent years, a number of tech and communications companies have also set up operations in Maidstone.
Discover Logistics Manager roles with Cast UK
Cask UK is a leading recruitment consultancy, specialising in logistics, supply chain and procurement. We are committed to helping our clients and candidates find the best match for their needs.
Each member of our team has worked in these fields themselves, so they have a good understanding of what makes a successful applicant for a particular role.
In addition, our regional experts have specialist knowledge of specific locations in the UK - from the job market to the top employers in each area. The advice and assistance they provide can be extremely useful during the job search, helping to ensure you find a role that matches your skills, qualifications and career plan.
So if you're ready to take your next step on the career ladder, look no further than Cast UK. Contact us today to find out more about the locations where we recruit and how we can help with your job search.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Logistics Manager for your business or find you a job as a Logistics Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.Contact us